113 – Religious Ambitions: The Rise of Oswald (and Others)

When we last left off, Oswald son of AEthelfrith and Acha, defeated and killed Cadwallon of Gwynedd at the battle of Heavenfield. The defeat was a serious blow for the Northern Welsh kingdom. In fact, in the praise poem written about Cadwallon, we see the first use of the term which would become the modern name for the Wales… Cymru. The land of the western Cumbrogi…or comrades.

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  1. I’m in Portland visiting family for the Holidays. My brother took me to Powell’s and standing there in front of the Pre-Tudor British History section, it was like I could feel the whatnot flowing through me. I ended up with a book on Oswald.

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